Ex:el is an album by electronic music group 808 State that was released in 1991.
The album features a couple of guest vocalists. Bernard Sumner, of Joy Division
and New Order fame, sang on "Spanish Heart." Bj?rk, who sang
on "Qmart" and "Ooops," is also credited with co-writing the
It is considered to be the first major release to feature the sample
from the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory of the phrase
"we are the music makers," which became one of the most common vocal
samples in electronic music. It is also the first pop-oriented electronic-music
album to feature guest vocals on a few tracks by important indie rock/alternative
rock artists, another thing that became common place on
pop-oriented electronic-music albums.